Job Openings at KSFR

Position Title: Content Director
Occupational Code:  Exempt
Reports To:  Operations Manager

Purpose/General Description of Position:

The Northern New Mexico Radio Foundation—operator of KSFR, an independent public radio station broadcasting from Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico’s capital city—seeks to hire its first Content Director to bring high-quality local journalism and community media programming to listeners on multiple platforms. The Content Director is responsible for the vision, strategic development, and presentation of all content on KSFR’s FM broadcast and digital platforms with the goal of retaining, growing, and diversifying KSFR’s audience in Northern New Mexico. The Content Director oversees the news department, cultural and public affairs programming and is responsible for recruiting, training, and managing staff journalists and volunteer producers.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Lead a team of producers and journalists in creating meaningful and informative content for digital and broadcast platforms with a focus on local concerns and issues.
  • Build relationships with the diverse communities KSFR serves to inform content creation and engagement strategy. 
  • Develop new podcasts, programs and other initiatives with the goal of reaching new audiences and increasing individual engagement with KSFR.
  • Design and implement a consistent brand identity over broadcast and digital platforms.
  • Maintain a firewall between news coverage and other departments and funders.
  • Collaborate with civic, arts, cultural and other media organizations to produce innovative content that aligns with KSFR’s core mission.
  • Manage grant-funded projects and participate in submitting funding requests.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate staff and volunteer producers.
  • Ensure that all content meets high standards for journalistic ethics and complies with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Participate in KSFR’s on-air and digital fundraising activities.
  • Foster a positive, creative, and collaborative work environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervise all volunteer, part-time, and full-time producers. Supervise News Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·       Extensive experience with project management and staff supervision in a media environment.

·       Excellent knowledge of journalistic principles and ethics and experience managing journalists.

·       Strong knowledge of digital marketing, web analytics, and digital media.

·       Previous experience in public or community media or relevant experience in a nonprofit setting.

·       Demonstrated ability to learn and troubleshoot new technologies and web-based tools.

·       Demonstrated ability to recruit, select, train, and supervise personnel.

·       Understanding of local issues of importance in Northern New Mexico.

·       Experience and comfort with speaking on-air as needed.

·       Multilingual skills are strongly preferred but not a prerequisite.

Requirements:

·       Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience in journalism, media or content creation.

·       Excellent organizational, interpersonal communications, and time management skills.

·       Experience in audio production, digital media production, and/or digital publishing. Proficiency in Adobe Audition is preferred.

·       Work is performed in a broadcast station facility 24-7. Must be able to respond to emergency situations during evening and weekend hours.

KSFR is an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family or parental status (including pregnancy).


Send resume, cover letter and three examples of your journalistic work to:

Tazbah McCullah

General Manager

jobs@ksfr.org

Position open until filled.


Position Title:  Operations Manager
Occupational Code:  Exempt
Reports To:  General Manager

Purpose/General Description of Position

The Operations Manager is responsible for the operations of Santa Fe Public Radio, including ensuring continuous FM broadcasts, coordinating programming, maintaining IT and broadcast systems, and overseeing compliance with FCC regulations and other legal requirements.

Essential Functions

·       Oversees the continuous broadcast operations of the radio station. Serves as Chief Operator: maintains station logs, prepares quarterly Programs & Issues Lists, ensures compliance with FCC rules and regulations.

·       Oversees program delivery, including scheduling daily playlists in ENCO DAD automation software. Manage station traffic in Marketron’s Radio Traffic software, ensuring the inclusion of all necessary program files, underwriting announcements, promos, and PSAs. Monitor program delivery through the Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS), PRX, and other methods.

·       Coordinate technical repair of broadcast equipment, IT equipment, and station facilities. Interface and coordinate with Santa Fe Community College Facilities staff and tower site owners. Manage technicians and contractors.

·       Administer IT and web systems, including Internet audio streams, office computers, station website, donor management software, organization email system, VOIP phone system, and other critical systems.

·       Facilitate on-air fund drives and other fundraising campaigns.

·       Maintain annual budget for maintenance and improvement of technical infrastructure, manage capital improvement projects as necessary.

·       Provide training for station staff and volunteers in radio operations, recording techniques, audio editing in Adobe Audition, and basic Mac and PC computer skills.

·       Other duties as necessary.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       Knowledge of public radio principles, procedures, operations and standards.

·       Knowledge of Federal Communications Commission regulations and other legal requirements applicable to non-commercial radio stations.

·       Demonstrated experience in the field of broadcast engineering, including familiarity with FM transmitters, analog and digital studio-to-transmitter links, analog and digital audio, wireless networks, microprocessors, and component-level electronics repair.

·       Expert ability in the use of Mac and PC computers.

·       Experience administering office IT and computer systems.

·       Expert ability in Adobe Audition and other applicable audio editing software.

·       Experience with radio automation and traffic software (ENCO DAD and Marketron’s Radio Traffic).

·       Highly developed interpersonal communication and organizational skills.

·       Knowledge of current and developing trends in broadcasting and new media production.

·       Management experience a plus.

·       Demonstrated ability to learn new technical concepts and skills independently.

·       Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot technical issues with software and hardware.

·       Ability to teach technical skills in an accessible manner, with patience.

·       Previous experience in a non-profit setting preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of experience in radio broadcast operations and RF engineering. 

Work is performed in a broadcast station facility 24/7. Must be able to respond to emergency situations during evening and weekend hours. Travel may be required to perform work at remote broadcast locations. Ability to safely lift up to 50lbs.

KSFR is an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family or parental status (including pregnancy).

Salary: $45k to $55k

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
Tazbah McCullah
General Manager
jobs@ksfr.org

Position open until filled